INCIDENCE OF HYPERTENSION AMONG MEDICAL AND DENTAL STUDENTS

  1. DR. ZULNASH EJAZ, RAWALPINDI MEDICAL UNIVERSITY RAWALPINDI
  2. DR. RANA GULRAIZ, MAYO HOSPITAL LAHORE
  3. DR. SANA ISHAQUE, THQ HOSPITAL KAHUTA

Corresponding Author: Dr. Zulnash Ejaz, Rawalpindi Medical University Rawalpindi, zulnash@hotmail.com
DOI: http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3976299
Cite this article as: Ejaz Z, Gulraiz R, Ishaque S. Incidence of hypertension among medical and dental students. Int. J. Med. Dent. Allied Health Sci. 2020;2(7). 230-35

ABSTRACT: Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure (HBP), is a long-term medical condition in which the blood pressure in the arteries is persistently elevated. High blood pressure typically does not cause symptoms. This cross-sectional study was conducted among the medical and dental students of different colleges. A total of 340 medical and dental students, both male and female were included. The mean age of the students was 22.23±2.23 years. The mean age of male students was 23.23±1.23 years. The mean systolic and diastolic blood pressure among the medical students was 118.01±2.32mmHg and 79.21±3.21mmHg. The mean systolic and diastolic blood pressure among the medical students was 117.42±1.23mmHg and 78.32±2.19mmHg.

Keywords: Hypertension, medical, dental students.